CHEEKWOOD HARVEST
Cheekwood, Nashville
Sat - Sun thru Oct. 27 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17

Explore the pumpkin patch and house, peruse the Scarecrows exhibit, enjoy live music and lawn games, relax in the beer garden, tour the gardens and mansion, and more. On Saturdays, you can also participate in hands-on art-making activities and listen to storytelling for kids. On Sundays, participate in Tai Chi and yoga in the garden, then embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens and greenhouse.

FALL FOR LASCASSAS
Lascassas Feed Supply, Lascassas
Saturdays thru Oct. 26 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free admission

This fall festival has a different theme each week, and all Saturdays include inflatables, a pumpkin patch, a kids' maze, crafts, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting and more.

MCFADDEN FALL FEST & HAUNTED HALLWAYS
McFadden Community Center, Murfreesboro
Thursday, Oct. 17 | 5 - 8 p.m.
Free admission

A night of food, fellowship and fright, including a Moon Bounce, carnival games, DJ music and more.

38TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION POWWOW & FALL FESTIVAL
Long Hunter State Park, Hermitage
Friday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 20 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
$8 adults, $4 ages 6 - 12, free age 5 & younger

This Native American celebration includes dancers in full regalia, musicians, singers, modern and traditional arts and crafts, Native American Indian foods and a tipi village offering a glimpse of early American life.

CENTENNIAL CRAFT FEST
Centennial Park, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free admission

More than 100 local craft vendors, plus live music, children's activities, food and more.

FALL FIESTA
Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission

Celebrate Latino culture with food, music, mask-making contests, dance performances, face painting and more.

FALL INTO SCIENCE
Adventure Science Center, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission to outdoor festival, regular rates apply to the museum

This science festival features hands-on activities, booths from local organizations, candy, a costume contest and more spotlighting STEAM activities.

LEBANON OKTOBERFEST
Wilson Bank & Trust, Lebanon
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Sunday, Oct. 20 | Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission

More than 100 craft vendors, live music, antique cars, children's games and activities, and more. Fees apply for inflatable games.

Enjoy Latin dance performances during the Fall Fiesta at Vol State Community College on Saturday, Oct. 19.

FOURTH ANNUAL PUMPKIN FEST
Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center, Antioch
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$10 ages 4 & older, free ages 3 & younger

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan hosts this festival featuring pumpkin crafts and fall activities, including pony rides, zip lining, climbing, mining, a petting zoo, face painting, hayrides, pumpkin slingshots, live bands, games, food and more.

PCA FALL FESTIVAL
Providence Christian Academy, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free for adults and kids ages 2 & younger, ages 3 & older require $20 armbands ($50 max)

Indoor and outdoor activities including bungee power jumping, a petting zoo, pony rides, giant inflatables, a toddler play area, game booths, live music and more.

HOWL-O-WEEN: A SPOOKY WILDLIFE FALL FESTIVAL
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission

Learn about local wildlife, explore spooky animal bones and owl pellets, enjoy nature and wildlife activities, and meet a few wild critters.

SAFE HARBOR FALL FESTIVAL
Safe Harbor Sanctuary, Cottontown
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$5 per person or $20 for a carload

Kids' games with prizes, hayrides, vendors, live music, pumpkin painting, equine demonstrations. Kids can meet and take photos with a unicorn and Axel the Norwegian Fjord.

WOODMONT CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL
Woodmont Church, Nashville
Sunday, Oct. 20 | 4 - 7 p.m.
Free admission

An afternoon of inflatables, food trucks, and more family activities.

36TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST
Downtown Franklin
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Free admission

Middle Tennessee's largest family festival bursts with Halloween-themed fun including costume contests, extreme pumpkin caring demonstrations, arts and crafts, live entertainment and a Kids' Zone filling a city block with inflatables, face painting, games, pony rides and more.

Enjoy a variety of live music during Franklin's Pumpkinfest on Saturday, Oct. 26.

43RD ANNUAL HARVEST DAYS
Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission

Storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, crafts, hayrides, live music and clogging performances.

FALL FESTIVAL EXCURSION TRAIN
Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$38 - $160

Ride the rails to Baxter where you can enjoy the town's fall craft festival.

FALL HARVEST PARTY
Freedom Reigns Ranch, Thompson's Station
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free admission

Welcome the harvest season with farm-style games, crafts, s'mores, horse encounters and more. Costumes in a western/ranch theme encouraged.

GREEN HILLS COMMUNITY CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL
Green Hills Community Church, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 3 - 5 p.m.

Inflatables, carnival games, a cake walk, food and more.

Kids can dress up and trick-or-treat during Rutherford Parent's Fall Kids Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26.

HAUNTED MUSEUM STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission

Chilling stories from Tennessee's past along with a costume parade, snacks, games, art activities plus a Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck show.

RUTHERFORD PARENT'S FALL KIDS FEST
The Avenue, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free admission

Fall family fun and Halloween hoots join forces during a day of festivities that include local vendor booths doling out treats, lots of inflatables, games, enrichment program demonstrations and more. Two kids' costume contests take place: Ages 6 months - 2 years at 11 a.m., ages 3 - 10 years at 11:30 a.m. Participating kids will be entered into random drawings for prizes.

FALL CARNIVAL
Life Church, Lebanon
Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Free admission

Giant inflatables, carnival games, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and more (the concessions are free, too). From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. is for special needs families only, then it opens for everyone at 6:30 p.m.

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